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All Recipes, Tapas / November 23, 2022

CREAMY Mashed Sweet Potatoes | SUPER EASY 30 Minute Recipe

We´ve all had mashed potatoes before, but let me tell you, these CREAMY Mashed Sweet Potatoes are the next-level in goodness. They´re packed with sweet & savory flavors, super easy to make and all done in 30 minutes. Truly, the perfect side dish for the holidays or anytime of the year.

CREAMY Mashed Sweet Potatoes
The secret to the creaminess of these mashed potatoes is using Greek yogurt. I used low-fat, but you can also use full fat, non fat or even plant based. Either way, make sure the yogurt is at room temperature, otherwise it will curdle.

CREAMY Mashed Sweet Potatoes
To get the sweet potatoes to boil faster, make sure to cut them into smaller pieces. This way they cook much quicker, which was about 15 minutes in my case. I also like to mash the sweet potatoes in the same pan I boiled them in. This way the ingredients stay warm.

CREAMY Mashed Sweet Potatoes

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: You can make these mashed potatoes ahead of time. To re-heat them up, either add them to the microwave for 1 minute or on the stove top for a couple of minutes. Then mix in some Greek yogurt (at room temperature) to bring the creaminess back.

CREAMY Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Watch the Video Below on How to Make CREAMY Mashed Sweet Potatoes

CREAMY Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 153 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 2 1/4 lbs sweet potatoes 1 kilogram
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30 ml
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 16 grams
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt 125 grams
  • 1/2 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 1.25 grams
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme .50 grams
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  1. Peel the sweet potatoes, wash and pat dry, then cut into 1 inch (2.50 cm) thick pieces, add into a stock pot, fill with cold water, just enough to cover the sweet potatoes, season generously with sea salt and heat with a high heat

  2. Meanwhile, heat a small fry pan with a medium heat and add in the olive oil, after 1 minute add in the cloves of garlic (peeled), mix with the olive oil, after 3 minutes and they´re lightly browned, remove from the heat and add them into a mortar, along with the parsley and a kiss of sea salt, using a pestle mash down until you form a paste

  3. After 15 to 20 minutes and the sweet potatoes are cooked through (pierce one with a toothpick to ensure they are cooked through), drain into a colander and shake off any excess water

  4. Add the drained sweet potatoes back into the stock pot (no heat), along with the garlic paste, using a potato masher mash down until you end up with a smooth texture

  5. Then add in the Greek yogurt at room temperature, the paprika, thyme and season generously with sea salt and black pepper, mix together until you end up with a creamy texture

  6. Transfer into a large serving dish and sprinkle with fresh parsley, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
CREAMY Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 153 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 0.001g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 76mg3%
Potassium 470mg13%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 18321IU366%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Barrie Verdin

    I like this recipe but I gave a simpler alternative, Jiust cook and mash the sweet potatoes and hen add a generous dollop of sweet chilli sauce. Works well

    23 . Nov . 2022
  2. Ramya

    Cant wait to make this soon for me can i use coconut yogurt i never had creamy mashed sweet potatoes before perfect for my after office snacks love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    23 . Nov . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Much love 🙂

      24 . Nov . 2022

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